Finding Freedom From the 9 to 5 Rat Race With Shane Dillon

Have you ever wanted to drastically change your life? Turn everything upside down, recreate yourself and live a life full of adventure. What if you were just one step away from a radical change in your life?

Today’s podcast episode is going to inspire you, I know it did me. My guest, Shane Dillon, reached out to me a few months ago and I was blown away by his story. Get this, in 2017 he left behind his 9 to 5 job to bicycle across the U.S. and Europe, moved to Spain to teach and wrote his first personal finance book. Shane will inspire you in this episode to reach beyond what you thought was possible for your life.

What You’ll Learn

  • How Shane decided to leave his 9 to 5 behind and bicycle across the U.S. and Europe
  • The lessons Shane learned about himself and his finances on his journey
  • Why Shane moved to Spain and how he manages his money living aboard
  • The crazy story of Shane’s book, The Franklin Fi, and how he wrote it on a cycling adventure
  • Shane’s tips to cultivating a life of adventure, purpose, and passion
  • Why you need to think of yourself as a human corporation

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Hidden Forces That Drive Our Choices Around Money With Jeff Kreisler + Ask Shannah


Fact: we have behavioral traps that keep us in our money mindset. We rationalize, compare, and make judgments when it comes to our money. Are those traps keeping you trapped or are they moving you closer to your money goals?

Our guest today, Jeff Kreisler, author of the new book Dollars and Sense, How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter, is sharing the hidden forces that drive our choices around money.

What You’ll Learn

  • What are the hidden forces around money and why are they so hidden
  • How to win the battle against irrational spending behavior (that is if you want to)
  • How to trick our brains to make smarter choices
  • Jeff’s favorite takeaways from his new book

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The App That Makes Your Financial Life Easier With Gil Akos + Ask Shannah

There is over $2.1 trillion in checking accounts that is just sitting, hanging out, and not earning any interest. Why? Well, most of us are terrorized to part with our cash and love the feeling of seeing our money safe and sound. But that’s not helping you build towards your future.

Today’s guest, Gil Akos, the co-founder, and CEO of Astra, a mobile app that helps you transfer money back and forth between all your accounts and automate your savings, so really there isn’t a good excuse not to save your money. But I know, there are so many apps, do you need another one – I’m right there with you, but I have to say, I’m pretty intrigued…

What You’ll Learn

  • What’s hurting you by keeping your cash stashed in a bank account
  • Why Gil created Astra and how can it make your financial life easier
  • The trends behind millennials and how much they save
  • Why automating your finances is a powerful way to achieve goals
  • How you can use the power of progress and be proactive to better your finances

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Get Your Financial House In Order and Keep It That Way With Peter Lazaroff + Ask Shannah

Call it a conspiracy or whatever you want, but there is a well-orchestrated message out there that creating a plan for your money that helps you achieve your goals is impossible – you’ll never save enough, you’ll never get out of debt, you’ll outlive your money, blah. That’s not true because it is possible for you to get your financial house in order right now with what you’ve got in your bank account. Our podcast guest, Peter Lazaroff is going to show us how.

What You’ll Learn

  • Easy strategies you can use to build your wealth
  • How to get in a better relationship with the world wealth
  • Why you should create a reverse budget and how to create one easily
  • The magic of goals based investing and how you can benefit from it
  • Some of Peter’s best tips from his new book, Making Money Simple: The Complete Guide to Getting Your Financial House in Order and Keeping It That Way Forever

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Spend Your Money Where You Spend Your Time + Ask Shannah

Have you ever had those moments when you know you’ve got some extra cash in your bank account and then you aimlessly spend it all while thinking, “I know there was some good reason I was saving this money?”

This episode is all about creating a plan to upgrade areas of your life where you spend the most amount of time because, without a plan, that extra cash will likely be spent on stuff you don’t really need.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why I decided to upgrade four areas of my life where I spend the most amount of time
  • How to create a plan for upgrading your life based on your budget
  • My 25%-50% rule that I use whenever I get extra cash
  • How spending money where you spend your life can help bring balance to all areas of your life
  • How to figure out what areas of your life need some upgrading

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Trade Your Talents & Travel the World with Abbey Ley + Ask Shannah

We all have talents – maybe you’re good at writing, or you can bake a mean pie, or maybe you’re great at organization, or snowboarding is your jam. What if there was a way to use your talents to travel the world and have epic adventures? Our podcasts guest, Abbey Ley, is sharing how she traded her graphic design talents to explore the world.

What You’ll Learn

  • How did Abbey learn how to trade her talents to travel the world
  • How does Abbey travel while still paying off her student loan and manage her credit card debt
  • Abbey recently went on a 6-week trip – how did she figure out where to save and where to splurge
  • What advice does Abbey have for you to figure out what your talents are that you can trade for travel
  • What has Abbey’s money journey been as a freelancer trying to balance earning money with saving for her future

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Investing Isn’t Just For The Wealthy With Erin Lowry + Ask Shannah

As Erin Lowry says in her new book, Broke Millennial Takes On Investing, it’s easy to think you’re not ready or rich enough to start investing. But what if you’re exactly at the right place right now to start investing and dramatically change your future?

What You’ll Learn

  • So how do you know when you’re ready to start investing?
  • Why do  we all wait too long to start investing
  • How can you get started investing if you’re uncomfortable with losing money
  • How Erin got interested in personal finance and ultimately investing
  • Erin’s favorite tidbits from her new book, Broke Millennial Takes on Investing

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How She Lost $1.3 Million The Day She Left Corporate America (and can stomach it) with Morra Aarons-Mele

The idea of going solo is so super sexy – sipping champagne all day long, vacationing when you want, working from anywhere in the world, but what happens to your cash when you go solo is also an important piece of the puzzle.

Our podcast guest today, Morra Aarons-Mele, is dishing all about how she decided one day to sit down and factor out how much money she left behind the day she walked away from the corporate world. And yes, it’s somewhere around $1.3 million.

What You’ll Learn

  • Hear how Morra discovered how much money she walked away from
  • What are women not thinking about that they should be in terms of their financial future
  • How we can begin to change the conversation around retirement so it’s something we’re inspired to tackle early on
  • Why women tend to be more conservative investors, and how to change our thinking
  • How to push past being introverted and get yourself out there in terms of your career

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My Journey Through Depression & the Money Lessons I Learned

Did you know that 300 million people around the world have depression and anxiety, according to the World Health Organization, and It’s estimated that 15 percent of the adult population will experience depression at some point in their lifetime? I’m one of them, and this is my journey.

What You’ll Learn

  • The money lessons I learned battling through depression and anxiety
  • Why I’m a big fan of creating a “health slush fund”
  • How I used acupuncture and herbs to help heal my body
  • What food choices I made to get my body in fighting shape
  • The economic impact of depression on everyday life
  • How green juice helped heal my body

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Live Well and Earn Insurance With Yogesh Shetty + Ask Shannah

Being smart with your money is more than just knowing how to pay off debt and save for retirement. Being smart with your money is about taking inventory of your entire life, every aspect of you, and bringing that in alignment with the version of life you want to live.

Our podcast guest, Yogesh, is the CEO and co-founder of Avibra, a super innovative new app that is flipping the idea of life insurance on its side and focusing on how longevity + mortality can come together to create a unique value to current and next-generation customers.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why traditional life insurance gets a bad wrap
  • How to incorporate life insurance coverage in your financial plan
  • What living well and making smart lifestyle choices have in common with life insurance
  • What Yogesh learned growing up in a poor family in India that he’s brought to his company, Avibra
  • How seeking wellness translates in your finances
  • What Avibra is doing differently for those who earn less than $100,000

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